The Van Wert County Courthouse

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Lucille V. Becker, 91, of Delphos, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at The Meadows of Delphos. She was born November 6, 1927, in Elida, the daughter of Leo and Clara (Schulte) Omlor, who both preceded her in death. On June 15, 1949, she married William J. Becker, who died December 19, 1977. Survivors include […]

POSTED: 07/31/19 at 4:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

DAVE MOSIER/independent editor Two sentencings were among the 13 criminal hearings held this week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court. Brendan Berman, 23, of Van Wert, was sentenced to 95 days in the County Correctional Facility on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a felony of the fifth degree. Judge Martin D. Burchfield […]

POSTED: 07/31/19 at 4:45 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted information CONVOY — The Crestview Athletic Department will conduct its annual Meet the Team night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, August 5, in the high school gym. All seventh through twelfth grade fall student-athletes and parents are requested to attend. Meet the Team night will give the community the first opportunity to get a look […]

POSTED: 07/31/19 at 3:43 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent writer Longtime Lincolnview District Treasurer Troy Bowersock was given a new five-year contract during Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Bowersock has served as the district’s treasurer for 24 years. “Lincolnview’s a great place to work and has great staff members to work with,” Bowersock said after the meeting. “It’s just a great […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 10:41 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information The largest two-day leadership event in the world returns to Van Wert on Thursday, August 8, and Friday, August 9. The Global Leadership Summit originates live from Chicago and will be presented in the Family Life Center of Trinity Friends Church, 605 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert, which is one of […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 10:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information United Way of Van Wert will kick off its 2019-20 campaign at Hickory Sticks Golf Course with its first annual Chip for Change unScramble Golf event. This event has been created with the support of the YMCA of Van Wert County and Hickory Sticks Golf Club. The YMCA is donating the use […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 10:25 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information It’s time to get ready for the new school year at Vantage Career Center. There will be two orientation meetings to welcome new students and their parents to the school. The first orientation meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, August 12, for students enrolled in Ag & Industrial Power Tech, […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 10:24 pm. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent/submitted information Lincolnview Local Schools Superintendent Jeff Snyder announces that it’s time for district residents and grads to renew fobs for the Lincolnview Community Center for the 2019-20 school year. Snyder said the district has scheduled dates to either sign up for new membership or renew existing memberships. The process is simple: Fill out […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 10:22 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Michael D. Mefferd, 65, of rural Rockford, died at 4:49 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2019, at his residence.  He was born September 22, 1953, in Van Wert, the son of Don and Louise (Wilson) Mefferd, who both preceded him in death. On November 13, 1971, he married Rebecca (Trim) Mefferd, who survives him at the family […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 9:33 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our brother, James Atlee Gehres, on Saturday, July 27, 2019. He would have turned 77 on August 20. The cancer that he battled many years ago, returned. He went quickly and is now with our beloved parents, Woodrow Atlee and Irene Berniece (Kreischer) Gehres, who both preceded […]

POSTED: 07/30/19 at 9:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries